Re: installer for non-free packages in contrib
On Tue, 9 Sep 2003, Joey Hess wrote:
> Mathieu Roy wrote:
> > So finally now you answered about the theorical proposal I made at
> > first (I asked to put these packages in non-free or to force the
> > installer to build the proper package).
> > Is there anybody else that thinks too that these packages belongs to
> > non-free / think that the installer should build a proper package?
> In the rare instances in the past when I have used installer packages
> for non-free software, no, I have been more interested in a package that
> can keep the non-free software up-to-date during upgrades. And I cannot
> see how packages that build debs or merely offer commands to build debs
> can do so.
uhm, if the installer or builder package gets updated (even if it is
just the version number) when the non-free software does then doing an
upgrade will result in an up-to-date system.